Lightning VTOL Fighter (Military Aircraft)

The Lightning can be built on any TL9 planet from a standard data package. It is primarily intended for air-to-air combat, and the outboard wing hardpoints are limited to carrying missiles. Some ground attack capability can be obtained by carrying bombs or missiles in lieu of drop tanks on the fuselage and inboard hardpoints.

CraftID: Lightning Fighter (VTOL), TL9, Cr1,600,360
Hull: 80/200, Disp=88.9, CleanWt=20t, FullLoad=26.2t, Airframe=Supersonic, Armor=engine
Power: 1MW drawn from engines
Loco: 4/10, HighBypassTurboFan*1, Thrust=50t, Endurance=40min (+1hr, 10min on external fuel)

MaxAccel Drag MaxSpeed Cruise Range Agility

Clean 2.5 - 2500 1875 1250 9

Loaded 1.54 11 1770 1328 2435 7

(Loaded range includes drop tanks)

Comm: Radio=Continental(5000)
Sensors: AllWeatherRadar=VDist(50km), ActObjScan=Diff, ActObjPin=Diff
1*Plumbed Fuselage Hardpoint, 2*Plumbed Inboard Hardpoints,
4*Outboard Hardpoints, 4*Launch Rails, 1 20mm 6-barrel autocannon w/1200rds,
Typical external ordnance load=1*2000liter tank, 2*1500liter tank, 4*radar
homing ATA missiles, 4*IR homing ATA missiles (5000liters of externally carried
fuel adds 1 hour, 10 minutes to endurance)
Control: Fly-by-Wire (4mp)
Accom: Crew=2 (Pilot, Weapons officer), 2*Complex cockpit with advanced ejection seat, Env=basic env, basic ls
Other: Fuel=2.67kl, ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Faint

Author: R.S.Dean